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Monday, November 19, 2018

White House has to tell reporters how to act like adults

Sarah Sanders today issued rules of conduct for White House reporters. Everyone in the press room should be embarrassed because like kindergartners, they have to be told to share the microphone and take turns asking questions.

These geniuses brought this nonsense on because they were too pathetically lame to tell Jim Acosta to sit down and shut up.

Instead, their self-important White House Correspondents Association issued a statement of support, "Journalists may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the WHCA does not police the tone or frequency of the questions its members ask of powerful senior government officials, including the President.

"Such interactions, however uncomfortable they may appear to be, help define the strength of our national institutions. We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action."

If the press cannot police itself, then the police will.

These official rules were demanded by CNN in its lawsuit against the president. Congratulations.

However, there is hope. The association dropped its practice of hiring a Fake Comic to ridicule Donald Trump at its annual dinner, a tradition that dates back to 2011 when Trump appeared at the dinner as a guest of the Washington Post.

The association said, "The White House Correspondents Association is pleased to announce that Ron Chernow, one of the most eminent biographers of American presidents and statesmen, will be the featured speaker at its annual dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019."

Ticket sales were slow last year.

But Chernow hates President Trump as well. Back in 2016, Chernow said, "I’m disturbed by the words missing from the Trump campaign: Liberty, justice, freedom and tolerance. The only historical movement that Trump alludes to is a shameful one: America First."

Of course Chernow hates America. He's an academic.

And of course the White House reporters need to be instructed on how to behave. They're journalists.



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  1. Chernow wrote a biography of Hamilton that I thought was pretty good at the time. He was probably more interested in pushing the big government ideas of Hamilton than anything else, in retrospect.

    I'll remember not to buy any more of his books.

  2. Chernow will speak on who he regards as the greatest US president ever, Bathhouse Barry Sotero.

    I hope one of the White House correspondents breaks the rules, loses his/her hard pass and sues to get it back. Let’s see the court try and overrule this time.

  3. I've read chernow's books and have liked them, I didn't know he was as ahole to the 10th power. Bite me, ronny boy.

  4. About time to tell those arrogant dopes that they get *one* question. If i was at the podium and a reporter opened with "i have 3 questions.." i would say "you get one just like everyone else, what is it."

    1. Yeah, but what we’ll get is more of these “I have a four part question” pieces of scheise. I’m sure Sarah Hucks doesn’t want to play the role of a kindergarten teacher (Now Jimmy, you have to learn to share) but she’ll dumb it down for her class if she has to. Terrible Twos indeed, Ed.

    2. Z,i hear ya. If it were me i would say "one question. One part. If you cant do that i will call on someone who can." They would fgure it out soon enough.

  5. So after who knows how many years of WH press conferences to a WH press corps the WH finally gets to establish their own code of conduct AND ENFORCE IT.

    You know all those people who say Trump is playing chess while all his enemies are playing checkers?

    They're right!

    It isn't that he's the only one in DC who can look a move or two ahead - he is. It's that he's playing a completely different game - a more POWERFUL game - and he's winning!

    (And no, sorry Mr. President, I'm not YET tired of WINNING.)

  6. Miss Sarah is the right one to lay out the rules. Just by looking at some of the pictures taken of her, it's obvious she has kids (that "You really think I'm gonna buy that?" look is priceless), so she is well-equipped to deal with the Terrible Twos of the press.

  7. Since common sense and common courtesy doesn't rule amongst the White House Correspondents' Association, the White House may have to append more rules:
    Journalists will not:
    -Stick their tongues in electrical sockets.
    -Poke themselves with sharp objects.
    -Run with scissors.
    -Take pictures in the rest room.

    Geez folks. This is why we have so many stupid warnings on consumer goods.

  8. Conservative Treehouse pointed out that "the baseline for unacceptable conduct, and the decision for press-pass revocation, will now apply toward all journalists covering the White House, and the White House Correspondents Association will no longer be the decision-maker."

    Sweet ;~)

  9. Good one Don, but liberals and conscience (or shame) cannot exist together, for they are opposites. Liberals are gods unto themselves, and gods feel no need to be embarrassed.

  10. Reporters act more like adults than Trump does. Trump perceives almost every criticism of his policies or presidential conduct as a personal attack on him; and then, in most cases, he responds with personal attacks worthy of a pre-teen kid (such as trying to denigrate the physical statue of his critic, as in "Lil' Bob Coker" or "Lil' March Rubio" or "Lil' Adam Schiff" or, apparently, deliberately misspelling Rep. Schiff's name as Rep. "Schitt" to make it sound vulgar).

    So perhaps White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders should have addressed her "rules of conduct" to her boss rather than to to reporters.

  11. Trump, as Victor Davis Hanson says, is the chemo to the cancer. Yes Trump is crude, but the Republican party offered no real push back to the Democrats agenda of open borders, USA as nothing special, socialist Europe as our utopian model, a downward spiral towards top down governance (replacing our tradition of we the people). I understand the worth of our unique system of government. Freedom is rare and precious. Equality of opportunity NOT of result is what our founding fathers offered us. They understood tragic human nature and built a system that offered the most good given our inherent faults. All other systems say you are too stupid to have freedom. Those systems say an elite (your betters) will decide everything for you. No thank you!